Palau has always been known as one of the world’s best diving destinations. To diversify our market, Palau Visitors Authority has created the Alii Pass Program to focus on Community based Tourism and Authentic Local Dishes prepared by the local women within the community. The Key objectives of this program are to direct visitors to other areas in Palau not only to our Rock Island Southern Lagoon but to spread out to Babeldaob and to create experiences, of which embraces Palauan culture, community, history and the environment around us for visitors and locals to enjoy.
Since creating this program, we have officially launched two cultural tours: Experience Airai (formerly known as, Airai State Cultural Tour) and Dusk at Todai
The tour covers three historical landmarks/structures: The Chief’s traditional meeting house called, ‘Bai; the war Canoe called Kabekel; and Chades er a Mechorei, a traditional causeway.
After your tour, it continues to a traditional lunch at Chades er a Mechorei prepared and made by the men and women of Airai.
Experience Airai has hosted several high officials such as, President of the Republic of China-Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen. President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. also has given us words of commendation and expresses,” It is important that our visitors get to experience the Palau they came to see. The cultural tour offered at the Bai ra Rengara Irrai is exceptional and it is what experiencing Palau's culture is all about.”